Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #154

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Stir Fries are my go-to "I dont know what's for dinner and I dont really feel like cooking" meals. Omnivore's Cookbook details 7 stir fry sauces you can prepare ahead of time to make those last second dinners. 
  2. Meg Ward's hauntingly moody photography seems to capture the hopeless surrounding her in the fading coal towns of West Virginia. 
  3. I love how Callen Schaub creates machines to create his abstract paintings. His studio is absolutely covered in paint spilling off the canvases. 
  4. Dawoud Bey rightly earned a MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his photography focusing primarily on black communities and young people.  His "Class Pictures" project is top notch. 
  5. Having to driving a cab to pay rent after moving from California to NYC, Ryan   Weideman turned his lens on to his cab riders for 20 years.  
  6. "Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view. Enlarge the box, or create another frame around the data, and problems vanish, while new opportunities appear."                                    - Rosamund Stone Zander 
  7. Achromatopsia is an extremely rare condition resulting in a complete color blindness which effects the tiny Micronesian atoll of Pingelap at high rate. Sanne de Wilde used the crazy colors of infrared process to document the phenomenon. 
  8. Austin Kleon points out that creatives often build chaos into their creative process allowing them to find things they werent looking. 
  9. A beautiful blend of realism and abstraction, Daniel Bilmes's paintings just pull you in. I would love to see a process video of him creating a painting.   
  10. Daniel Arnold has an unique way of capturing the NYC street life in a way that I could never do.